A man stands before automated immigration gates at Singapore's Changi Airport (Photo: AFP/VNA) Singapore (VNA) – Security clearance at all immigration checkpoints in Singapore will be fully automated with fingerprint, facial and iris scans by 2025, Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on November 13. Speaking at the Singapore FinTech Festival and Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology, he said it is part of the nation’s plan to harness artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to deliver social and economic benefits. Apart from border security, the other AI four projects of Singapore are in logistics, healthcare, education and estate management. According to the country’s Smart Nation and Digital Government Office, the five projects were chosen as they can deliver quick results, and have high social and economic impact. Using AI at the border checkpoints will mean a faster and more seamless experience for travellers to clear immigration … [Read more...] about Singapore to apply AI technology at all immigration checkpoints
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First series of cover songs distributed and cover singer auditions heldTOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 14 November 2019 - Sony Music Labels Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Manabu Tsujino) announces the launch of "WACAVA Project", a global animation song covers project lead by in-house music label SACRA MUSIC. This project is a new challenge designed to familiarize Japanese songs to the international music market. ＊"WACAVA" is an acronym for "World Anisong Cover Association by Various Artists". The music market has formally entered the era of streaming where we no longer feel the distance between countries. It's no longer unusual for Japanese songs to be heard among audiences around the world. The WACAVA project aims to further familiarize audiences outside of Japan with Japanese songs through the concept of creating localized cover versions performed in the respective non-Japanese languages. The project will … [Read more...] about SACRA MUSIC Commences Global Animation Song Cover Project “WACAVA Project”!
The CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) group represents nascent potential merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities in the region, with frontier Vietnam serving as a gateway into the group as it seeks an upgrade to emerging market status, according to Merrill Corporation. CLMV countries continue to hold promise for M&A deals, according to Merrill Corporation and Mergermarket. M&As in Vietnam from 2011 to the third quarter of 2016 saw 187 deals worth $14.075 billion, according to Merrill Corporation, a leading technology-enabled platform for secure content sharing, regulated communications, and disclosure services. The company has teamed up with Mergermarket to discover the momentum of M&A in Southeast Asia in its newsletter “Southeast Asia M&A: Trends Shaping the Region”. Cheaper labor and lower setup and operational costs for manufacturing bases in the countries are garnering interest from foreign investors as China shifts away … [Read more...] about Potential remains in regional M&A